Susanna White


Represented By

Jenne Casarotto

Associate - Nigel Fullerton

Assistant - Amhara Chamberlayne

Jodi Shields

Head of Department

Associate - Simon Renshaw

Assistant - India Audsley

Susanna White is a BAFTA winning and multi-Emmy nominated screen director. Her wide-ranging body of work ranges from collaborations with Sir Tom Stoppard, David Simon, Steven Knight, Andrew Davies, and Emma Thompson.

Susanna’s work for the cinema includes WOMAN WALKS AHEAD (A24) starring Jessica Chastain, Michael Greyeyes, Sam Rockwell, and Ciaran Hinds. Her debut feature, NANNY MCPHEE AND THE BIG BANG, starring Emma Thompson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dame Maggie Smith, Ralph Fiennes, and Ewan McGregor, was nominated for a BAFTA, and grossed over $100m worldwide. She went on to direct the John le Carré thriller, OUR KIND OF TRAITOR, adapted by Hossein Amini and again starring Ewan McGregor, this time alongside Stellan Skarsgaard, Naomie Harris and Damian Lewis.

Susanna has a reputation for working with new talent. In television, she won widespread praise for her six episodes of BLEAK HOUSE which introduced the world to Carey Mulligan, the series itself winning a host of international broadcast accolades including the BAFTA and RTS awards for Best Drama Serial. Susanna went on to work on JANE EYRE for the BBC, which gave a breakthrough role to Ruth Wilson who won the Golden Globe and Emmy for her performance. This highly regarded drama series also earned Susanna an Emmy nomination for directing. For HBO, she helmed GENERATION KILL, written by David Simon, which provided Alexander Skarsgård with his first major television lead; the drama was nominated for 13 Emmy awards including Outstanding Directing.

Susanna worked on the last two series of David Simon's THE DEUCE starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, and for FX she helmed the finale of TRUST, written by Simon Beaufoy and starring Donald Sutherland, Harris Dickinson and Hilary Swank. Susanna also directed the critically lauded PARADE’S END (BBC/HBO), adapted for television by Sir Tom Stoppard from the novels by Ford Madox Ford, and starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Rebecca Hall. Susanna has also helmed episodes of BOARDWALK EMPIRE and BILLIONS.

Susanna is also Emmy nominated for her work in documentaries, including TELL ME THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE about the poet WH Auden, the multi-award winning VOLVO CITY, about the Hasidic Jewish community of North London, and most recently, TS Eliot: INTO THE WASTE LAND, commissioned to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the BBC.

Having recently directed three major episodes of the Star Wars series, ANDOR for Disney+ Susanna’s latest work is as lead director and executive producer on the TV adaptation of Edith Wharton’s THE BUCCANEERS for The Forge, which releases on Apple TV+ from November 8th. Starring Christina Hendricks and a wealth of new talent, the production has already received early critical praise.